IPOL-367 Strategic Use of Land Power
Spring for 2016-2017
This course seeks to provide students an understanding of the contributions and limitation of land-based military power. It is not intended to make students experts in the employment of land power; rather it will provide students an appreciation of the ways in which
land power can contribute to statecraft and foreign policy. Drawing upon a number of different theoretical foundations, the course will examine the role of force and violence in international relations. It will also address the role of land power and land forces in other
missions such as peacekeeping, stability operations, counter-insurgency, and security sector assistance. The instructor – an active duty U.S. Army Colonel -- is a fellow at the SFS Institute for the Study of Diplomacy who most recently served as Director of Defense Policy and Strategy on the National Security Council.
The following syllabi may help you learn more about this course (login required):
Spring '17: McCormick S (file download)
Additional syllabi may be available in prior academic years.